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Should you pay your employees if they work during their journey to and from work?

You might have seen on BBC News this morning that a study by the West of England University suggests the time that commuters use to deal with work emails, make calls and work on reports for instance, should constitute as part of their working day, or deemed as working additional hours According to the study, […]

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Jeremy Hunt imposes new terms and conditions onto Junior Doctors – How to effectively change the terms and conditions of employment

On 11th February 2016, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt took the decision to impose a new contract on Junior Doctors which amends their existing terms and conditions of employment.  Contract changes are sometimes necessary for your business so how would SimpleHR support an employer who needed to amend their contracts of employment for an existing […]

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Great leadership versus Poor management

Everyone has the potential to be a manager, but not everyone is a great leader. Leaders are the driving force behind the success of your company, and decide the future of work the company undertakes in its prospects. At one point, you may have worked for or come across a poor manager- therefore you should have […]

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How to deal with workplace negativity

A positive, efficient workplace is what every company strives towards. However, conflict and difficulties will arise which can lead to negative attitudes which damage employee morale and in turn productivity. As an employer, you may not always be aware of the problems when they first arise, but there are many ways that you can stop […]

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How to manage a dismissal under two years

Some employers are under the impression that you are able to dismiss an employee for any reason if they have less than two years of service – this is not necessarily the case. In previous blogs, we have discussed fair and unfair dismissals and advice on how you should handle them, a lot of what […]

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Employment Law Update – 2015

Spring is here and the daffodils are out, well mostly. It’s that time of year again for the legislative changes. The implementation of shared parental leave and pay is by far the most complex change this year but there are a few more statutory changes to look out for in April. Shared parental leave and […]

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Time to get your house in order – Overtime to be linked to holiday pay in landmark ruling

It’s that time of year when we are all starting to plan our holidays for 2015. Have you considered the implications of the landmark ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) towards the end of 2014. It has been announced that people working overtime can claim for additional holiday pay. To put employers minds at […]

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Changes to UK Flexible Working Regulations

As you may be aware, there are some big changes to Flexible Working Arrangements on Monday 30th June. A brief outline of the changes: (1) Any employee may apply for flexible working hours; however they must have 26 weeks continuous employment at the date the application is made. (2) As an employer, you have a […]

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Our 5 Simple Top Tips on Fair Dismissal

Following on from our articles on the five fair reasons for dismissal we thought it would be useful to provide you our five simple top tips: Follow the process, don’t break the law: Do not leave yourself open to an unfair dismissal claim, even if this is not successful it is time consuming and costly. […]

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Employment Law 2014

At Simple HR we understand how difficult it can be to remain compliant especially with all the changes to UK Employment Law and the various Regulatory Acts. It is imperative that as a business you understand issues such as redundancy, equality and flexibility in the work place; however we know how daunting this can be. […]

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